photo credit: Carmen Mandato l Getty Images
Hitmaka isn’t just a super-producer with a moniker to match, but the all-around artist has planted his feet in the industry as a business person and go-to creative as he’s recently celebrated several plaques for 100 billion streams. Pulling up to the Power 106 Studios, with his close collaborator, R&B singer Tink, the duo chop it up with co-hosts Letty and Javen Cannon, of the Letty and Teddy Power Mornings Show, about how they came together for their musical journey, detail their singles “Down Bad” and “Cater,” and more.
At this point, Hitmaka is no stranger to the industry as he’s earned countless hits and the respect of artists by finding success in his many collaboration efforts. Giving some advice to the artists up out there who are focused on growing their creativity and stepping outside of themselves, Hitmaka says you must expand your circle and collab with other creatives, which is something singer Tink had to learn as she admits she was nervous to be int he studio with others until she stepped out of her comfort zone. With Tink expanding her bandwidth, the Chicago native also realized that she wanted to get back to singing as she somewhat shelved her rapping talents so that she can get back to center.
Speaking on the recent exchange between him and Mustard, which was a Verzuz disagreement that played out on social media, Hitmaka expresses that both producers are successful in their own right and shared that the confusion has been figured out.
Hitmaka and Tink go on to speak about the late Nipsey Hussle and what’s to come for the rest of the year.